Archive for June 25th, 2012
DALLAS (AP) — A former Baylor basketball player is facing a federal extortion charge for allegedly threatening to release “derogatory information” about Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III unless he was paid. Richard Khamir Hurd, 25, was arraigned Monday in federal court in Waco. His bond was set at $25,000
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury on Monday awarded $956 million to U.S. media group Liberty Media after concluding that the French entertainment group Vivendi deceived it in a decade-old deal involving the USA Networks.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every dog has its day – and Monday belonged to Uggie. The canine star of the Oscar-winning film “The Artist” became the first dog to put its paw prints in cement outside the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The rambunctious Jack Russell terrier was celebrated at a treat-laden ceremony outside the landmark as Councilman Tom LaBonge declared it “Uggie Day” in Los Angeles.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Drew Davis wanted to play football at North Carolina for his father, Butch Davis. He’ll get the chance to accomplish at least part of that goal
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep.
A teddy bear who smokes pot, parties with hookers, beds pop stars and spews profanity in a New England accent as thick as chowdah? Such a creature could only come from the blissfully twisted mind of “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, confidently making his feature directing debut with “Ted.” If you love his animated TV show, you’ll probably love this: In a lot of ways, “Ted” feels like a live-action, big-screen version of “Family Guy” with its pop-culture references and inappropriate racial humor, flashbacks and non sequiturs. (MacFarlane co-wrote the script with two of his longtime collaborators on the series, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.) He’s even included the same sort of orchestral arrangements of jaunty transitional music between scenes.